Barcelona recently announced the signing of Jules Kounde, who comes from Sevilla and became the sixth big-name player to join the club this month.
However, the Catalans aren’t done yet as the club are said to be in the market for more signings. This was reported by Mundo Deportivowith the Spanish media suggesting that Barca have been offered the chance to sign Bernardo Silva.
The Portugal international is the desired choice for Xavi Hernandez as he looks to find a replacement for Frenkie de Jong. Xavi highly values de Jong, and as such he wants to sign a capable replacement, if he is to offload the Dutchman in the summer transfer window.
Bernardo Silva has emerged as the perfect candidate and it looks like Manchester City are also ready to offload the former AS Monaco starlet.
The report states that Man City have offered Bernardo Silva to Barcelona. They expect a figure of around €80m for the Portugal international’s services as the club seek to fund Lucas Paqueta’s transfer.
As far as Barcelona are concerned, the opportunity to sign Bernardo Silva could be huge, by any measure. Xavi has been seeking his services for some time now and the playmaker can be an ideal replacement for de Jong next season.
However, with Man City holding out for an €80m price tag on Silva, Barcelona may not be able to afford the player, especially after spending a fortune to sign Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde, among many. ‘others. .
Apart from Barca, Manchester City have also offered Real Madrid the chance to sign Bernardo Silva this summer, so it will be interesting to see how things unfold over the next few weeks.